March 14–16, 7:00 PM, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
One of the newest company’s in town, Inception Dance Theater makes a splashy premiere with TEN to ONE, featuring their ten new company members. The troupe presents their Spring concert featuring three world premiere works by Jen Porter, Josh Deininger, and Artistic Director Christian Richards. The evening will be highlighted by the legendary jazz diva and guest artist, Sandy Graham. Tickets are available here.
Ballo Allo Vita
March 15–16, 8:00 PM, Velocity Dance Center
Ballo Alla Vita, which means “Dance to Life,” is a collection of new works by members of Version Excursion Dance Company. The evening celebrates life and the group’s shared love of dance. The performance will feature excerpts from The Graceland Project by Erin Nichole Boyt, inspired by the music of Paul Simon.Other works include original pieces by Ingrid Porter, Ann MacLean, and Lisa Hoge. Also on the bill is SERENDIP. Directors Sarah Kathryn Olds and Eric Eugene Aguilar dabble in improvisation in their latest work for the group. Tickets are available here.
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s March mixed-bill, delivers repertory giants, and a world premiere. Artistic Director Peter Boal’s desire to curate new choreographic collections paved the way for works by Ulysses Dove and Twyla Tharp to enter PNB’s repertory. This program features Dove’s ode to love and loss, Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven, as well as Tharp’s exuberant and aerobic, In the Upper Room. Also on the bill is Concerto Barocco, George Balanchine’s testament to the mathematical beauty of Bach staged by the pre-eminent Francia Russell, one of the first ballet masters chosen by Balanchine to stage his works. And PNB’s own Paul Gibson (The Piano Dance) unveils Mozart Pieces, a new work sensitively crafted to the dancers he knows best. Tickets are available here.
Coming Up Next
BOOST dance festival
March 21–24, 8:00 PM, Erickson Theater
Now in it’s fourth year, the BOOST dance festival, has become a well known staple of the Seattle scene. With just three performances this year, the festival presents nine choreographers and forty eight performers. Selected by a panel of diversely experienced artists, this year’s choreographers are Elia Mrak, Anna Conner, Maya Soto, Michele Miller, Alana O Rogers, Sarah Kathryn Olds, MaryAnn McGovern, Kristen Legg, and Marlo Martin.Tickets and more information are available here.
March 22–30, 8:00 PM, The Falls Theater
Seattle Dance Project presents Project 6 featuring an evening of works by Seattle based choreographer Jason Ohlberg. Spanning over fifteen years of work, Project 6 debuts the SDP premiere of Ohlberg’s Trinity, Gloria, and a re-imagined encore performance of last year’s Departure from 5th. The program weaves lush movement against emotional landscapes of musical and human entanglement. Gloriais a celebration of life, dance and spirit centered around Vivaldi’s master choral work of the same name. Departure From 5th is an original work that Ohlberg created for Seattle Dance Project last season. Powerfully balanced between poignant observations and humorous confessions, Departureis a rare and fascinating look into the soul of the dancer. For tickets and more information, visit the Seattle Dance Project website at www.seattledanceproject.org, or the ACT Theatre website at www.acttheatre.org..